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Hernandez enjoys cup of coffee

PHILADELPHIA – Mets manager Willie Randolph calls Anderson Hernandez a "baby" and uses "the kid" in place of his given name. Such is life as a young player around the Mets' clubhouse, where players like David Wright are also considered "babies" and Jose Reyes "a young colt."

And through three big league games and 12 at-bats, 'the kid' still doesn't have his first major league hit. With Kaz Matsui out for what appears to be the rest of the year, Hernandez should at least get a few more cracks against big league pitching, a few more chances in the infield. He probably won't have the late-season impact Mike Jacobs has shown, opening eyes all around baseball with eight...